Cursed [be] he that setteth light by his father, or his
That secretly despises them in his heart, and by looks and gestures mocks at them in a private manner, unseen by others, ( Proverbs 30:17 ) ; for if he publicly cursed them, that was cognizable by the civil magistrate, and he was to be put to death, ( Leviticus 20:9 ) . This follows next, as in the order of the ten commands, to that which respects the fear and worship of God; honouring parents being next to the glorifying of God, the Father of all:
and all the people shall say Amen;
applaud the righteous sentence, saying, "so let it be".